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[ cheers and applause ] >> steve: from studio 6b in rockefeller center, the national broadcasting company presents -- tonight's guests are -- and featuring the legendary roots crew. and here he is -- jimmy fallon! [ cheers and applause ]
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captions paid for by nbc-universal television -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: thank you very much, everybody. welcome. thank you. welcome to "late night with jimmy fallon." good crowd. good crowd. i love it. good to be here. hey, this is really nice. i just heard that french first lady carla bruni is having a baby. yeah. or as arnold schwarzenegger calls it, "not mine." [ laughter ] i'm sure you saw this. arnold schwarzenegger revealed that he fathered a secret love child ten years ago. the weird thing is, he just slipped it into his speech and hoped no one was listening. [ as schwarzenegger ] we have to work on the budget problems and education and i fathered a child with a staffer and medicare, social security. so like, it's so crazy, everything -- what's that -- [ cheers and applause ] do you see, this, according to vice president biden's financial documents, he has less than $100,000 in savings.
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yeah. biden says the rest of his money is tied up in "a really sick beanie baby collection." i could get $500 for pinchy the crab, but i wouldn't do that to pinchy. [ laughter ] here's some tv news. the children's network nick jr. is coming to singapore and malaysia this summer. today, they debuted their first show "spongebob sewspants." [ laughter ] take your time. take your time. [ cheers and applause ] when you feel like it, let it out. take your time, i don't want to rush you. this is your show as much as it is mine. this is scary, guys. today, a jetblue flight from phoenix landed safely at jfk even though it was struck by lightning. meanwhile, a southwest airlines flight landed safely, even though it was a southwest airlines flight. [ laughter ]
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[ cheers and applause ] whoa. that was rough. here's a nice story. a 100-year-old woman in texas will finally graduate from high school in june. she's already thought up a pretty good senior class prank. sitting still with her eyes closed. [ laughter ] gertrude -- gertrude -- gotcha. oh, all right. this isn't good. miss wisconsin had to drop out of the miss usa pageant after she was charged with identity theft. yeah. the whole thing's pretty crazy. it turns out her last name isn't even wisconsin. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] sorry. a couple dudes out there liked it. >> steve: come on! you got two. >> jimmy: yeah, i only need like two or three dudes out there to like it, and i'm happy. thank you, guys, for liking it. this is pretty amazing. scientists in germany have created a new robot that can catch two balls at once. it's called the seacrest 9,000.
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[ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] hey, what did he do wrong? he didn't do nothing wrong. >> steve: what? >> jimmy: what? he did nothing wrong. >> steve: nothing. >> jimmy: he's a good friend of mine. >> steve: he's a very popular individual. >> jimmy: he's a good guy. he's going to be mad at that one, though. [ laughter ] sorry, ryan. and finally, i just heard that mcdonald's is replacing its cashiers in europe with touch-screen tvs to let customers pay faster. that's good, because when i go to mcdonald's, my first thought is, how about i touch something that everyone here has been touching. [ laughter ] ladies and gentlemen, we have a great show tonight, everybody! give it up for the roots! ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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>> jimmy: that's robert randolph sitting in with the roots tonight. robert! hey! hey! [ cheers and applause ] >> hey! >> jimmy: there's my man. here's his latest album, "we walk this road." you can catch robert performing right at brooklyn bowl right here in new york city tomorrow, thursday and friday. thanks so much for coming back here. always good to see you, buddy. >> brooklyn bowl, baby. thanks for having me. ♪ >> whew! [ laughter ] >> jimmy: we've got such a great show tonight, but first i have a quick announcement i want to make. starting thursday, june 2nd, yours truly will be the new host of the world famous studio tour at universal studios hollywood. [ cheers and applause ] i give the tour. i'm on a ride!
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i'm -- officially, i'm a ride. yeah. i'm on the tram. so, yeah, i'm a ride. so come ride me in hollywood. seacrest out. >> steve: seacrest out, man. >> jimmy: that's right. this is a tour where you go around the back lot, you see all the sets and how movies are made and stuff like that. i'll be there, showing everything to you. you'll see "jaws" a big 3d "king kong" thing is fun. you'll see the "back to the future" car. there's so many things. it's awesome. but not only that, we're having a little contest for all the fal-pals out there to find the biggest fan of "late night." okay? if you win, universal will fly you and a friend out to hollywood to take the first tour with me june 2nd. here's how you enter. [ cheers and applause ] very easy. [ applause ] here's how you enter. you make a one-minute video about how you're the world's biggest "late night" fan. be creative and make yourself sound interesting. i'll pick my favorite one. we'll announce the winner here on may 27th. go to latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/ universalstudios -- [ panting ]
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[ laughter ] -- for all the details. that's all you got to do. hope to see you on the ride, everybody! [ thunder crash ] [ evil cackle ] [ cheers and applause ] awesome show tonight, "american idol's" randy jackson is here! my dog! he's the best. a legendary chef and friend of our show. he's the best dude out there. mario batali is stopping by, for a visit and a cocktail. >> steve: he's a genius. he's a genius. >> jimmy: from seattle, and we also have some good music from seattle. oh, my god. i love these guys. i'm so happy they're on our show. music from death cab for cutie tonight. they've got a brand new record. it's going to be great. it's going to be great! [ applause ] ladies and gents, it's time to take a look at the stories making headlines today, and weigh the good with the bad. it's time for "pros and cons." here we go! ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: tonight, we'll be
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taking a look at the pros and cons of going to senior prom. high school prom season's in full swing. it's a crazy night. so let's take a look at the pros and cons. here we go. pro, everyone at the dance is hoping to get lucky. con, including mr. eschenberg, your creepy third period social studies teacher. [ laughter ] open up your textbooks up to page sexy. [ laughter ] pro, you're dancing. con, you're white. [ laughter ] this could be a problem. could be a problem. not necessarily all the time, but sometimes it is. >> steve: no, but sometimes. danny therrio. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: that's miles' move. [ laughter ] that's miles' move, i stole that. >> steve: i'm tucking my sweater into my pants, and i'm a van. >> jimmy: take my sweater vests and tie it around my neck. >> steve: yes, exactly. >> jimmy: i'm taking it off. pro, each year there's a romantic theme for the prom. con, this year, your school's prom theme is "bin laden is dead." [ laughter ]
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that's topical. >> steve: it's topical. >> jimmy: crowd loves it. >> steve: they'll know what year it was. >> jimmy: yeah. >> steve: oh, it's under the sea as well. [ audience ohs ] >> jimmy: ah! [ cheers and applause ] very nice. [ applause ] oh. oh, my god. this is -- double themed. >> steve: two themes in one. >> jimmy: under the sea. yeah, yeah. pro, poppin' some sweet dance moves during the fast songs. con, poppin' a woody during the slow ones. maybe we should go get some punch. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: pro, prom spelled backwards is morp. con, that's also the name of your exchange student morp fluervin. is that morp? >> steve: oh honey, just go with morp. [ in swedish accent ] >> jimmy: in my country -- >> steve: we bleed before we date.
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>> jimmy: hey. we make babies before we go. oh, morp! >> steve: morp calming orson. yeah. [ laughter ] whoa, morp. >> jimmy: yes, orson, yes. oh thank you, yes. what is it? >> steve: this prom seems weird. i should kill all the humans. >> jimmy: no, no. orson, please. >> steve: i didn't realize that mork saved humanity on more than one occasion. >> jimmy: he really did. >> steve: yeah, he really did. >> jimmy: on "mork and mindy." those were cool suspenders. with that little finger going that way. >> steve: exactly. all good. >> jimmy: pro, the school budget is big, so you got a ballroom for the dance. con, your tux is too small, so you got no ball room in your pants. that just rhymed. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] it's not even funny, it just rhymed. and finally, pro, everyone looks great in their prom photos. con, not me. [ laughter ] there i go, right there.
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♪ [ chrs and applause ] >> jimmy: welcome back to the show. thank you so much for tuning in. now, before we move on, there's still two more orders of business that need to be taken care of. first is to show you all this picture of a yak, and second to play one of our favorite games. it's time for "wax on, wax off"! ♪ >> jimmy: welcome to "wax on, wax off." the trivia game where for every correct answer you get $100, and for every incorrect answer, you get a portion of your chest hair waxed off. [ audience ohs ] [ cheers ] let's meet tonight's lucky contestant. come on in, buddy. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: how you doing, buddy?
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>> all right. >> jimmy: good to see you. you got a lot to work with here. very good. what is your name and where are you from? >> mike. i'm from canada, but i live in boston now. >> jimmy: hey, cool. all right. i like both of those places. very good. now, you know the rules. i'll ask you a series of questions. if you get it wrong, courtney here will apply hot wax to your chest and then violently rip out a strip of your hair. [ cheers and applause ] now, there is one twist -- you don't get to answer the questions. you have to rely on a little help from your friend. let's bring him out. come on over, buddy. ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey, how are ya? >> pretty good, how you doing? >> jimmy: what is your name and where's are from you? >> my name is raj. i'm from austin, texas, but now i live in the city. >> hey, very good. all right. now how do you know this man, raj? >> craigslist roommates in austin. >> true story. >> jimmy: didn't know there was music to that, but now there is. all right. craigslist come in music -- ♪ craigslist roommates from austin ♪ >> if it doesn't, we don't do it. >> jimmy: all right, very good. well, look, his fate rests entirely in your hands. how are you at trivia? >> i don't know. we'll find out. [ laughter ] >> eeee --
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>> jimmy: yeah, very good. here we go. best of luck. remember, it's very easy. just answer correctly and your friend doesn't have to get his chest waxes. simple enough, right? let's take a look at tonight's categories. here we go. russian land treaties. [ laughter ] the peloponnesian war, did somebody say astro-seismology? now you'll notice that astro-seismology is in quotes. moving on, 437 b.c. [ laughter ] other lesser known russian land treaties, and, of course, potpourri. [ cheers and applause ] you haven't stopped laughing. you have a very giddy laugh. right now, are you feeling good about these categories? >> just try your best, raj. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: let's get started. as per the rules of the game, i will be choosing the categories for you. [ laughter ] let's start it off with russian land treaties. ready, here we go. [ cheers and applause ]
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in the treaty of san stefano following the russo-turkish war of 1877, the ottoman empire ceded batum, olti, beyazit, and these two caucuses -- territories to russia. >> um -- >> jimmy: shh -- audience, no helping. >> what is -- what is rasputin island? [ buzzer ] >> jimmy: so sorry. we were looking for ardahan and artvin. ardahan and artvin. very famous territories, and you don't have to put it in the form of a question. so give him an extra rip on that one. ♪ [ applause ] courtney, get on in there. it's going to be fine. it's going to be just fine. it's going to be just fine. and -- rip. ooh! ♪ all right. all right. rocky start. you can make up for it on the next question.
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let's see. i'm going to choose the peloponnesian war. let's take a look at the question. in the famous battle of notium, lysander was able to lead the spartans to victory largely because of -- this helmsman in control of the athenian fleet. >> ah. >> jimmy: don't over think. [ laughter ] >> troy. [ buzzer ] >> jimmy: no. we were looking for antiochus. antiochus. okay. courtney, wax that chest. ♪ yeah, that'll be fine. yeah, it's hot wax. very, very good. get it on there real good. all right, courtney. ready? rip it! [ audience ohs ] ♪ [ applause ] >> yeah. high five. >> jimmy: kind of looks like a little thing there.
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trying to get it to look like a heart almost. very nice. okay, you're 0-for-2 so far -- [ slide whistle ] you know what that sound means? it's time for double trouble. i'll ask you a question. you answer correctly, you win a whopping $200. but answer incorrectly, your friend gets two strips of chest hair waxed off. ready? >> yes. >> jimmy: okay, the category is a very easy one. it is -- "numbers." here's the question. i'm thinking of a number between one and 1,000. [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] i'm thinking of a number between 1 and 1,000. what is the number? >> 223. >> jimmy: 223? okay, 223. your answer is locked in. however, since this is double trouble, you may be having second thoughts. i'm going to offer you a second chance. a chance to change your answer, if you want.
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it's a once in a lifetime opportunity, i strongly suggest you take it. what will you be changing your answer to? >> 369. [ buzzer sounds ] >> jimmy: sorry. it was actually 223. [ laughter ] you were right the first time. [ cheers and applause ] should have stuck with your gut on that one. should have stuck with your gut. courtney, wax that chest twice! ♪ oh, yeah. right down the center there. that's not going to feel good. that's not going to feel good at all. yeah, yeah, yeah. look at this one, it's going to come right underneath. yeah. yeah, that's a great one there. that was a mistake. all right, here we go. rip number one. let's rip number two. [ applause ] [ scream ] ♪
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sorry, about that false alarm. sorry about that false alarm there. sadly, we only have time for one more clue. [ laughter ] you've played valiantly so far, but haven't won any cash, and your friend has had half of his chest hair ripped off. so this is your chance to make up for that. the remaining categories are -- did somebody say astro-seismology, 437 b.c., other lesser known russian land treaties and potpourri. you know what? i'm going to go easy on you and let's just select potpourri. okay? here we go. remember, this could be any category. let's see what tonight's potpourri category is -- [ laughter ] hey! lucky break. yeah. you almost had to answer tv or movies question. that would be tough. here we go. this is for all the marbles/chest hair. let's see the clue. following the end of the ingrian war, sweden gained the russian
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province of kexholm in this 1617 treaty. that's an easy one. [ laughter ] um -- the treaty of 1617. [ buzzer ] >> jimmy: sorry. we were looking for the treaty of stolbovo. the treaty of stolbovo. okay, once more. let's wax that chest! ♪ [ audience ohs ] oh. oh, no. courtney. it looks like you got one of the -- you got one of the nips that one. and, rip! ♪ so sorry. hope you're feel good. look, no one goes home empty-handed. steve, what will they be taking home? >> steve: well, jimmy, they'll each be taking home these stylish led zeppelin t-shirts where the l fell off, as well as this 24-pack of mad brand hair removal strips to finish the job. go nads! jimmy!
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>> jimmy: thanks so much, steve. there you go. thank you so much. how you doing, buddy? >> good. you know, i've got a few problems, but i'd love to talk about it after the show. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: enjoy those prizes, everybody. thank you for playing "wax on, wax off." we'll be right back with randy jackson! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] at cheez-it, we expect a lot from our cheese. hello. hello. how are you? how are you? are you mocking me? are you mocking me? [ both ] well it sounded like you were... now that you're repeating... everything...that i say. ok. ok. [ both ] we made some progress yesterday. [ pen clicks ] click. check. [ pen clicks ] click. [ male announcer ] we take the time for our cheese to mature before we bake it into every delicious cracker
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our first guest is a big time musician and grammy-winning producer, currently in his tenth season as judge on "american idol." ladies and gentlemen, please welcome, the dog, randy jackson! ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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>> jimmy: that's right. a little aretha, there. >> yo, man, i've worked on that song "freeway." so thank you, the roots, man. i love that! >> jimmy: yeah, they're the greatest, right? [ cheers and applause ] holy moly. look at those shoes. >> jimmy, i wore these especially for you, dude. >> jimmy: look at these. wait, can you see -- get them from the side, somehow? look at the tips on these shoes. >> yo, man. these shoes have a future. >> jimmy: yeah, they do. they have a past too. they have -- i like them a lot. what are they? >> it's this crazy shoe designer. you know i like colorful, flavorful, interesting things. >> jimmy: you always do. yeah. >> yeah. it's this japanese shoe designer. >> jimmy: every time you come on, you always -- japan? >> yeah, dude. >> jimmy: well we should talk about this because, not only do you have "american idol," which is just killing it. i can't wait to tell you -- talk about that. you have "america's best dance crew" coming back to mtv. >> yeah, season six. >> jimmy: and then you have
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"randy jackson next." >> yeah, it's website i started a bit ago, that -- you know, it's about, you know, where the trend's going and everything. where the trends going in music. where's it going in electronics, in tech, in -- >> jimmy: now, why'd you do this -- >> -- fashion. just because, you know, people ask me all the time -- "dude, what's going on, dog? where'd you buy these? what do you look for -- what do you do -- what's happening?" >> jimmy: yeah, who's the next group? who's the next -- >> yeah. you know, i mean, you know, what's happening on the music scene now, with the indie scene just rising like crazy out of, like silver lake in l.a. and brooklyn, here in new york. it's like it's become our own little england, if you will. >> jimmy: yeah. >> and you got hip-hop guys, like tyler the creator, doing his thing -- i mean, you know, you just got different genres breaking out that, i think -- they're not as fashionably hip yet, so people don't know about them. so it's like, you know, you find out about it first, you know what i mean? >> jimmy: we had those guys on the show. oddfuture. >> oh yeah, oddfuture's dope with tyler, dude. >> jimmy: yeah, and -- all they wanted was garden gnomes and smoke machines. >> right. [ laughing ] >> jimmy: "okay, you guys, no problem." that's all they wanted. that's what we got them. >> but dude, big props to you, 'cause you support all of that here. you support all the cool, new bands in music, so -- >> jimmy: oh, cool. come on. >> love you for that.
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>> jimmy: thank you, thank you. [ cheers and applause ] i heard you have these giant changes on "american idol," 'cause last time you came on, you were just about to start this new season, with -- the first season with simon gone -- >> right. >> jimmy: and i was sweating a little bit. >> i think it was a bit of a nail-biting summer. i mean, we were like, "okay, so what's gonna happen?" >> jimmy: i mean, we love you but am i -- i don't know if jennifer lopez is gonna work. i don't know if steven tyler's gonna be -- coherent. i don't know what's gonna happen. [ laughter ] i mean, you don't know when you sign up. >> well, you know, it's really funny because i think everyone looks at these shows and think s that, "okay. yeah, i could be a judge. yeah, it's easy to do. whatever, whatever." and, it's like playing golf, right? until you get out there and try and hit the ball. and then, the harder you try and hit it, the more wacky it goes, right? so, i mean, i think, you know, steven, you know, hadn't even seen the show, i don't think, once. [ light laughter ] he was like -- he said to me, like, "dude, i've never even seen this thing." [ light laughter ] i said, "dude, it's not 'this thing.' it's called 'american idol,' man." >> jimmy: "this thing"? -- for nine years. but he said some stuff. i got some lines that
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steven tyler says. he says, like, "you know, after monday and tuesday, even a week says, 'wtf.'" [ laughter ] he's just showing love. it's all about love. >> jimmy: and how about, "slap that baby on the ass and call me christmas." [ laughter ] i mean, i don't know what these things are. >> i don't know but that last one you said, i think robert randolph knows that what means. [ laughter ] rob, come on, man! >> jimmy: no, no, no. >> jimmy: you don't have any idea? he said, "no." he has no idea what it means. but i got say, he's -- he's blowing up like -- 'cause everyone loves you but now, i think, i would say steven tyler is the most loved guy in america. >> well you know, people saw a different side of him. they saw a different side of jennifer. and they've both been amazing on the show. >> jimmy: oh, and jennifer lopez is fantastic. >> 'cause we've rebranded it. and i've said to them before they started -- people will see another whole side of your personality. 'cause, usually what happens, they see you in a video, on a record, on an award show or something. they go, "yo, i know who they are." well, you don't really know they are. >> jimmy: who they are. yeah, exactly. >> so you're seein', you know, the softer side, you know, and steven's kind of wild and he's a --
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you know, i just imagine -- when i talked to him, about it, said, "dude imagine. a kid comes in to audition and there's a ton of judges. i'm one. everybody's cool. everybody's great, but they walk in to "sing for a legend." a true legend. this guy's 45 years in aerosmith. dude, one of the greatest bands ever! i mean, they've been at -- [ cheers and applause ] i'm sayin'. where else are you getting that? >> jimmy: yeah. >> you ain't getting that anywhere else. there's a ton of shows, kid of, sort of, like this, but, you ain't getting legends. >> jimmy: no, no, no. >> it was like, "hm, okay." >> jimmy: yeah, exactly. and it's good. >> it's good. >> jimmy: what happened to my man? what happened to james durbin? >> oh, dude -- >> jimmy: that's my man. this guy was awesome. i thought he was going all the way. >> dude, i mean, me, too. big hand for james. james durbin. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: james durbin. this guy's great. >> you know what, jimmy? you know what's so crazy? that we're down to the final three now. you got haley, lauren and scotty and i thought, actually, this kid would go all the way but -- i don't know. sometimes i think the public forgets to vote. you always have to vote to keep your favorites in a competition. to get your favorites to win anything, you always gotta
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remember to vote. every vote counts. >> jimmy: we got these three left. >> roots, every votes counts, roots. >> jimmy: we got these three left. we got lauren, right? >> yeah. >> jimmy: this is lauren. you got scott mccreery. >> right. >> jimmy: he's okay. [ laughter ] >> aw! >> jimmy: so, now, haley -- haley over here. >> right. >> jimmy: now, you don't like haley. you hate her. >> no, dude. come on. [ light laughter i love haley. >> jimmy: yeah, yeah. you're mean to her. you're really mean to her and everyone turned on you. >> no, jimmy, this is what's funny. when i -- you know, every time people out in the public, they're going like, "dude, you guys all so nice. you need the mean one." and i've been dubbed as the mean guy this season, but i just didn't like the song choice. i thought was wrong for her. and everybody's like, "oh, man, you're mean to her. why you hating on her?" i love all of these kids. i mean, haley's so brilliantly talented. >> jimmy: yeah. >> scotty's brilliantly talented and so is lauren. i mean, you got -- i think it's gonna come down a girl and a boy, though. pick it right now, jimmy. pick it. pick it. >> jimmy: that's the winner, right there. lauren. >> jimmy says lauren. [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: that's who's gonna
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win. i think that's who's gonna win. but you know, last time i predicted it. i picked it. >> i know. >> jimmy: that was pretty good. how about this contestant, right here? how come he never gets to d anything on the show? >> oh, dude, you know -- [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] ah -- look. yo. yo, wait a minute. i'll just borrow a phrase about this guy from steven tyler. "he's a cool dude in a loose mood." [ laughter ] >> jimmy: this is -- this is -- randy, when you played with journey. >> yeah, yeah, back in the day. >> jimmy: -- play a little bass guitar. do you wanna play a little bass right now? >> dude, come on. let's do it. [ cheers and applause ] let's go. yeah! >> jimmy: come on. it's always fun when you do this. >> come on, man. come on. we gotta do it. >> jimmy: i like those shoes. i gotta get those shoes. >> the pointers? the crazy point. >> jimmy: i gotta get them. they're real cool. >> mr. quest, what's up, man? >> questlove: what's up, dog? >> jimmy: all right, here we go. >> what's goin' on, fam? you got the bass right there. let's do a little journey jam, and randy -- randy invited a friend to help us on -- >> brought a little special friend along to help us out, man. >> jimmy: please welcome james durbin, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] i love it, dude.
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guest this evening is one of this nation's most highly regarded restaurateurs and a friend of the show. a warm welcome, please, for mario batali! ♪ stir it up stir it up stir it up mario batali ♪ ♪ stir it up stir it up ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: they're the greatest. they are the greatest. how are you, my friend? >> i don't think i could be any better. >> jimmy: yeah. well, see? thank you for coming back to the show. >> spring's here. the band is in the action. >> jimmy: i mean, come on, right? >> with some cocktails. we got randy jackson. >> jimmy: last time we partied together, you told me how to laser beam steaks on a barbecue grill. we have a photo of it. >> yes, it's true. >> jimmy: there it is, right there. [ laughter ] "how would you like that laser beamed, sir?
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medium rare?" >> jimmy: medium rare laser beamed -- laserized. that was a nice little party we had in los angeles. >> jimmy: wasn't that a fun party? >> raising money for los angeles county art museum. >> jimmy: that's right. yeah, and mary j. blige came. [ cheers and applause ] >> that's right. >> jimmy: it was really fun. speaking of that, you always do a lot of these fun, really nice charity events. you're doing an event with masa. >> yes. >> jimmy: this guy. he's a sushi master. >> he's a crazy japanese dude who makes some of the best food in the country. >> jimmy: yeah. along with a crazy italian dude, there. and you guys get together and rock it out. >> yep, we're doing an event next monday, next thursday, the 23rd at eataly, at manzo, to raise money for the japan aids society. >> jimmy: it's unbelievable. and you can get -- [ cheers and applause ] tickets -- you get tickets still on giltcity.com. g-i-l-t-city.com. >> right. and you're invited, as a guest. >> jimmy: really? >> yes. and no requirements in the monologue department or nothing. >> jimmy: really? >> just good food. >> jimmy: i mean, this -- phenomenal -- i will definitely be there. i mean, this'll be super duper fun. so how does it work? did he cook something? oh, he doesn't cook. >> jimmy: well, no, he cooks. no, he cooks. >> jimmy: but he's a sushi dude. >> yeah, but there's cooked food, too.
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that's the beauty of his restaurant. >> jimmy: my mind's already blown. >> the odd stuff are the first courses before the sushi, like the crazy stuff. some of it's raw. some it's barely cooked. and we're gonna go -- it's kind of like -- [ hums "dueling banjos" ] i meant that in the "dueling banjos" way and not in a weird sexual experience with in the south. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: but you never know what's gonna happen. >> you never know what's gonna happen. >> jimmy: we'll go back and forth, each ripping on the guy's dish before. >> jimmy: oh really? >> until we get to the tenth course, then we each do something with crazy beef. >> jimmy: oh. >> to celebrate the american cow. >> jimmy: that's what i'm talking about. now, i also want to talk about -- this thing you're doing with monster.com. you're always doing something different. >> yes. >> jimmy: you're looking for a media production coordinator. >> yes. >> jimmy: what does that mean? exactly. >> i'm not really sure what to title it. no. what it is is my world right now, we're realizing that a lot of tv is not necessarily being watched on television, that the image is being watched somewhere else, whether it's on your handheld phone or on your, you know, your pad or tablet or your computer. and what i need do, because i've created all of this great content. i need to hire someone who can help me edit it, make it and make it pop in a place that isn't necessarily the
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traditional place to watch these things. so where -- so, like social media or on my website or on the jimmy fallon "late night" website. you know, crazy, fun things. >> jimmy: yeah, like youtube, too? all that stuff? >> yeah, youtube exactly. >> jimmy: so what? so you're just looking for somebody to edit and -- >> well they're gonna coordinate a lot of things they'll actually also be involved in bringing water to jimmy fallon, when he's on set. or helping isabella rossellini get from her house to where we're going or finding the right steak for me to grill for this particular segment. >> jimmy: how did you get -- how did you get involved with monster.com? >> well, monster gave me a call, said, "hey, how'd you like to do this deal? we'll give you some money and we'll help you find the person." and i said, "that sounds great." >> jimmy: yeah, 'cause then you get both. >> right. exactly. >> jimmy: 'cause i never heard of anyone doing this -- just going to monster -- going like -- >> well, ashton kutcher did a job with this. >> jimmy: did he? >> ashton kutcher filled a job with this. his new minister of pop culture. of course, a guy like him has a job like that. >> jimmy: what is a minister of pulp culture? >> i don't know. whatever. i mean, i'm always looking for a minister job, myself. i've just never been able to find one. >> jimmy: i know, exactly. hey -- you know i always like a good cocktail. >> yes. >> jimmy: and a good bev. we're going to make something fun tonight. >> yes. oh, you and i are going to make something called the thelonious spring.
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>> jimmy: i love that you named that. it's so nice. you rock, brother. after the break, mario's making some tasty cocktails. stick around, everybody! [ cheers and applause ] ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: hey, everybody, we are back with the one and only mario batali. he's going to show us how to whip up some seasonal cocktails, here. and you know how to make a good drink. i was at your super bowl party. we had fun. we have a -- you have a picture.
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you brought me a picture, here. >> that's -- well, when jimmy showed up, he thought that it was cinco de mayo. >> jimmy: i forgot -- >> -- like, "all right, let's put on the hat." >> jimmy: i forgot what date it was and then, here's a couple hours later. there you go, there. i was -- [ laughter ] i wasn't doing well. either way. all right, what are we making tonight? >> all right, we're making something call called the thelonious spring. >> jimmy: yeah, i like that. and it has -- it involves a little bit of risk and a little bit of deliciousness. i have gin, our favorite elixir. >> jimmy: oh, i love gin. yes. >> i have a little rhubarb poaching liquid. i have mirto, which involves a certain amount of risk, because some people are allergic to myrtle and some people die and most people don't. >> jimmy: wait, wait, wait, wait, slow down, slow down, slow down. wait, what's going on? what? >> mirto. myrtle. it's a kind of a bush that has this crazy delicious herby flavor that comes from sardinia. and some people have a deathly reaction to it. >> jimmy: how do you know -- >> we're gonna taste out and find out. [ laughter ] >> jimmy: this is risky. i don't know if i like it. >> here you go. put your little top on and shake it. >> jimmy: thank you, my man. >> keep your finger on top of that thing, right.
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[ shaking ] >> jimmy: here we go. this is very, very good. [ cheers and applause ] >> there we go. >> jimmy: this is very, very good. >> all right. then -- >> jimmy: all right. you got pieces of rhubarb in there. >> i got pieces of poached rhubarb, a little bit of orange. and give it a little dangle, like that. a little dangle, like that. and, of course, because i know the band's here, i did bring antipasto to serve with the cocktails, gentlemen. i would never leave you high and dry. >> jimmy: very good. i love. >> a little squeeze like that and a little squeeze like that. and there we have it. >> jimmy: the thelonious spring. >> the thelonious spring. >> jimmy: oh, this is phenomenal, my man! i'm lovin' this! >> you made it. you made it. >> jimmy: right? this is -- i made it right now, you're right. that was pretty good. i love it. >> drinks for all my friends. >> jimmy: that's what i'm talking abou cheers! and thanks to the great mario batali! death cab for cutie performs next! you gotta come on back! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guests are about to release their new album "codes and keys" on may 31st. tonight, they're here with the first tv performance of the single, "you are a tourist." please welcome death cab for cutie!
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